DIY: Marshmallow Fondant.

I am pretty well known for being all kinds of creative in my family. I bake, make invites, typographic signs, design, I draw zentangles, scrap-booking, digital scrap-booking and so on.

In April I was asked to make my niece’s birthday cake. It was going to be 2 tier and Hello Kitty themed.
Now, I have done a lot of baking before and have gotten lots of compliments but with this cake I was going way beyond and had to test my decorating skills. I have always worked with frosting but this baby… I needed fondant!Adorkablii_Update_0019

Being 100% honest, I was super excited to make this cake, however the closer I got the end the more frustrated I became which led to more swearing I would never do this again… Well that’s a lie and well, we all know it!!

Okay, So anyways….. Making fondant wasn’t actually has hard as one would think.
Now, to make one ball of fondant which covers your basic home made cake you will need the following.

» 1 Bag of mini Marshmallows (about 10 oz)
» 2 Tablespoons of water
» 4 cups of Powdered Sugar
» Food Coloring

The amount of ingredients can change based on how much you need. I needed a lot more with different colors, so the amount I used was a lot more.

Adorkablii_Update_0010First I added the bag of marshmallow’s to a bowl.

Adorkablii_Update_0011Then I poured 2 tablespoon’s of water over the top of the marshmallow’s.

Adorkablii_Update_0012I put the marshmallow’s in the microwave for about 30 seconds and the came out like this. I mixed them up a bit and put them back in the microwave for another 30 seconds. I did this until I got all the marshmallows somewhat melted. Mixing them is important, otherwise you could have whole piece’s still at the bottom.

Adorkablii_Update_0013This is about the consistency you would want for your marshmallows. If you plan to color, this is where you need to add the color. Be sure to add a good amount because the powdered sugar will lighten your fondant.

Adorkablii_Update_0014In another bowl I had my 4 cups of powdered sugar ready to go. I poured the marshmallows into the bigger bowl and started mixing right away. This is a process for sure. The marshmallow gets really messy and super sticky. Just keep mixing until all the sugar is mixed in. If you need to add more sugar, go for it!!

Adorkablii_Update_0015See, I did!!! =P

Adorkablii_Update_0017When rolling out be sure to add sugar to your counter top. I also found that butter helps and it didn’t alter the flavor of the fondant. =)

Adorkablii_Update_0016Roll out to your desire thickness. I found that making extra was a plus because you don’t want to go too think or your fondant will rip which can make you go stir crazy and just want to trash everything!

Adorkablii_Update_0018Here is a close up of the details on the cake. It’s far from perfect but I am super happy with it!

Adorkablii_Update_0019This is the final result.

Overall this was fun. I was upset and frustrated with my mistakes and the flaws of the cake. I cursed and swore I would never make a cake like this again! My first patch of marshmallow fondant was such a disaster I had to trash it and if you don’t believe me ask Alyssa Collazo, as I was on the phone with her laughing so hard I probably could of peed myself. My hands were covered in fondant and I could NOT get it off! It was such a mess!

But I probably would do this again.. More so if I was paid! =P

Amanda Kee

24 Comments

  1. Reply

    Risa White

    July 7, 2013

    i still need to try this!
    i’m afraid though because my baking skills aren’t the greatest. lol

    • Reply

      AKee88

      July 9, 2013

      Just do it already!!! =P

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    Ashley Bliss

    July 7, 2013

    Awesome cake! I didn’t know you could make fondant that way!!

    • Reply

      AKee88

      July 9, 2013

      Thank you! I didn’t have the balls to do it until a friend of mine did it! =P

  3. Reply

    amayachika

    July 7, 2013

    Weeeh! Love to make one of this fondant cake.

    • Reply

      AKee88

      July 9, 2013

      Go for it!!!

  4. Reply

    Victoria H (@funmom91)

    July 7, 2013

    I have to try making this. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    • Reply

      AKee88

      July 9, 2013

      You are welcome sweetie!

  5. Reply

    Krista

    July 7, 2013

    This is too cute! Thanks for sharing how you did it – I *think* I could maybe do it now, too!

    • Reply

      AKee88

      July 9, 2013

      I am sure you can! Remember, I even screwed up the first batch!! lol

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    Ashley

    July 7, 2013

    oh my gosh, I love this cake! thanks for the tips I haven’t been brave enough to tackle fondant but my sons bday is coming up and I’d love to make him a cake

    • Reply

      AKee88

      July 9, 2013

      Go for it!!! I recommend doing a test cake before hand! =D

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    mommasbacon

    July 8, 2013

    Marshmallow fondant! That is amazing. My older daughter loves Hello Kitty (she calls her Mimi – long story), but this would be awesome to make. I have very little skill in this area, but I would pay you to make one!

    • Reply

      AKee88

      July 9, 2013

      I am such a hello kitty nerd!! I would totally make you a cake, however, I would have no idea how to ship the cake!! lol

  8. Reply

    Alyssa C

    July 8, 2013

    Great job!
    It was awesome being on the phone with you the entire time ;)

    We will def be trying this when you come and visit

    • Reply

      AKee88

      July 9, 2013

      I bet you loved it! My hands were covered in pink marshmallow and you were no help!! lol

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    Michele

    July 8, 2013

    The way I love marshmallows I doubt there would be any left to make the fondant!! I think I will leave this to people who bake–the cake came out really nice by the way!

    • Reply

      AKee88

      July 9, 2013

      Haha, I actually am not a fan of marshmallows, however I really enjoyed the fondant!

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    finajenny

    July 8, 2013

    when I saw the hello kitty I know I am going to like this cake. But looks like I cant do it yet, haha I dont have a baking skills and if we wanted to eat some home baked cake we need to wait for my dear sister to be in a good mood.. I have to show this to her at the right time..

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      AKee88

      July 9, 2013

      haha, I love how everyone is saying they don’t have the baking skills! lol It really wasn’t that hard! =D Go for it! Try it!!!!! lol You never know until you try! =P

  11. Reply

    melanie

    July 9, 2013

    oh how cute! i’ve always wanted to learn to make fondant!

    • Reply

      AKee88

      July 9, 2013

      Thank you! I saw go for it! Super cheap to make and was really fun… Messy, but fun!!!

  12. Reply

    Amber Mabry

    August 3, 2013

    LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS!!

    • Reply

      AKee88

      September 23, 2013

      Thank you Amber!! =)

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